With SEG’s established presence in the metals and mining industry, and Economic Geology being a premier publication for geologists seeking to understand, describe and discover ore deposits, this collaboration significantly increases the value of Geofacets for geologists focused on metals and mineral exploration.
“Locating mineral deposits and extracting metals is a painstaking task at the best of times: with viable deposits rare and extraction often complex, geoscientists need all the help they can get,” said Brian Hoal, Executive Director at SEG. “Through our collaboration with Elsevier, our members and other geologists in the industry can quickly discover our published maps -- helping them to develop vital insights when identifying possible new resources that many industries rely upon.”
Launched by Elsevier in 2010 and used by companies around the world, Geofacets offers map-based searching and filters that allow quick discovery and download of georeferenced geological maps. Its large database includes maps from Elsevier’s top Earth science journals, as well as esteemed publications of the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), the Geological Society of London and most recently, SEG.
“More than just ‘exploration’
“Any company in the exploration business knows that it is both risky and expensive, requiring significant investment of time and resources” adds Phoebe McMellon, Senior Product Manager of Geofacets at Elsevier. “To avoid unsuccessful ventures and investment, proper due diligence is critical and starts with having as much accurate scientific data and information as possible. By combining SEG’s highly-regarded content with Elsevier’s and other trusted sources’ into one easy-to-use web-based tool, we hope to help exploration geologists leverage critical content that they might never have uncovered otherwise.”
The Society of Economic Geologists’ content is now available to Geofacets users. For more information, visit www.geofacets.com/
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Geofacets is an innovative research tool for geoscientists that offers map-based search and access to over 250,000 geological maps from Elsevier and its content partners. With all maps downloadable and 165,000 georeferenced, it integrates with GIS and other presentation software. Developed to complement the way geoscientists work, Geofacets is used by leading companies around the world for exploration research projects such as regional studies for new ventures and lease opportunity evaluations in oil and gas, and analysis of greenfield and brownfield exploration opportunities in metals and mining.
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